By HOSEA NYAMLONG
AS part of deliberate efforts to prevent criminal elements from carrying out their nefarious acts, which is more prevalent during ember months, the Plateau State Police Command has intensified measures to make the Christmas hitch free from criminal activities in the state.
The state Police Commissioner Isaac Akirmoyede stated this last Friday at a press briefing at the command headquarters on the readiness of the police for the yuletide season.
Compol Akinmoyede disclosed that about 3,300 police men would be deployed to various strategic point within the state with strict instruction to be polite in discharging their duties.
He said he has directed all divisional police officers (DPOs) across the state to provide adequate security coverage and protection to government installations, worship centre, relaxation centres such as Wild Life Part and Museum throughout the festive period, with a 24 hours surveillance and patrol of motor parks, shopping malls, business plaza and other private and public facilities with their jurisdictions.
He advised motorists commuters and other road users to cooperate with the police detachment and personnel deployed on the high ways to discharge their stator duties to aid traffic flow and ensure that “out roads are save an secured to all citizens.”
SUNDAY STANDARD reports that, the Police commissioner also revealed the total numbers of suspects that were arrested within the state from January 2019 to date, in connection with different offences were 3,027 person which 2,882 were charged to court for prosecution and 2,114 were convicted, 768 awaiting trials, 145 still under investigation.
He also gave a breakdown of case which included culpable homicide 55 persons were arrested and were charged to court, 52 convicted while 3 were awaiting trials.
He said in armed robbery cases 48 persons were arrested and charged to court, 40 were convicted while 8 were awaiting trial.
According to the Police Commissioner, 6 persons were arrested for kidnapping and charged to court 40 were convicted.
He said 71 persons were arrested for rape and charged to court, 67 were convicted while 4 were awaiting trials while 76 persons were arrested for unlawful possession of fire arms and charged to court, 60 were convicted while 14, awaiting trial, among other crimes in the state.
In a chat with journalists, the Police Commissioner called on the general public to be on alert and to report any suspicious movement to the security men without delay.
He enjoined the peace loving people of the state to be religious tolerance during the festive period and beyond.